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Research Facilities

The Science Division received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation for the renovation of Biology and Chemistry research laboratories.  With funds contributed by the University, the total cost of the renovation project exceeded over $3 million.  The project has completed recently and the Chemistry Department now have 10 newly renovated laboratories with approximately 3300 square feet (310 square meters) of research space. 

Equipment Available for Research and Teaching

Atomic Absorption

  • Varian 1275 Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

Computers for Computational Chemistry Research
  • IBM RS/6000 43P Model 150, PPC 604e 375 MHz with 256 Mb RAM 
  • IBM RS/6000 43P Model 260, two Power3 200 MHz with 1 Gb RAM 
  • SGI Octane, two R10000 175 MHz 256 M RAM, 13 Gb hard drives, 4.6 Gb optical hard drive, 12X SCSI CD-ROM drive
  • Software includes:  Felix, GAMESS, Gaussian98, Insight II, MOLPRO, PcModel, Wien97

  • EG&G PAR Polarographic Analyzer/Voltammeter, Model 264A with Mercury Electrode Stand

Gas Chromatography

  • HP 5890 Gas Chromatograph/5971 Mass Spectrometer
  • Perkin Elmer 1020 Autosystem Gas Chromatograph w/ autoinjector and FID
  • Varian 3700-I Gas Chromatograph w/ TCD
  • Varian 3700-II GC w/ TCD and FID and wide bore capillary column
  • GowMac Gas Chromatograph, 350 series w/ TCD, two of these

Infrared Spectrometry

  • Nicolet Magna 760 Broad Band (50-10,000 cm-1) FT-IR
  • Nicolet  Impact 400 FT-IR
  • Perkin Elmer 1310  IR Spectrophotometer
  • Perkin Elmer 457 IR Spectrophotometer
  • Perkin Elmer 137 IR Spectrophotometer

Liquid Chromatography

  • HP 1050 Liquid Chromatograph with Diode Array Detector and Autosampler
  • Knauer Liquid Chromatograph with Variable Wavelength UV Detector
  • Bioanalytical Systems LCB4 Electrochemical Detector

  • Lakeshore Cryotronics Vibrating Sample Magnetometer

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometry

  • Varian 400 MHz Inova NMR with
    • Broadband Tunable Solutions Probe to Monitor 1H, 11B, 13C, and 19F Nuclei
    • CPMAS Broadband Tunable Solids Probe
    • Pulsed Field Gradient Capability
    • 3 Channels for Triple Resonance Monitoring
    • Sun SparcStation 5 Workstation

Thermal Analysis

  • Perkin Elmer DSC7/TGA7/DTA7 Thermal Analysis System
  • Bomb Calorimeter

UV-VIS Spectrophotometry

  • Perkin Elmer UV-VIS Spectrophotometer, Lambda 11
  • Beckman DB UV-VIS Spectrophotometer
  • Cary 118 UV-VIS Spectrophotometer

X-Ray Diffraction

  • Scintag XI Powder Diffractometer

In addition to the above major equipment, the department has a wide range of standard equipment for chemical analysis, including: Gebbac Otomat 90 osmometer; Brookfield Instruments cone and plate viscometer; Beckman L5-50B ultracentrifuge; Damon/IEC refrigerated centrifuge; Denver microcentrifuge; Aminco-Morrow stopped flow spectrophotometer; electrophoresis equipment, polarimeter, analytical balances, vacuum drying ovens, vacuum lines, tensiometer, pH meters, etc.
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